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A Checklist for Designing Mobile Input Fields

<b>Summary:</b> When you design an input field for use on mobile devices, check whether it satisfies this list of 14 usability requirements.<p>Whether you're …

Dropbox's New Android App Is All About Invisible Design

When it came time to redesign Dropbox's five-year-old Android app, the goal was to downplay design even more. And damned if they didn't pull it off. …

Don't Force Users to Register Before They Can Buy

<b>Summary:</b> Guest checkout with optional registration on e-commerce sites simplifies the purchase process and invites users to register when they feel …

eCommerce

Enhance Your User Experience with Animated Transitions

Providing users with a seamless experience while using your interface is a popular goal when building digital products. Modern day devices and …

Why Product Thinking is the next big thing in UX Design

<i>Life’s too short to build something nobody wants…</i><p>When thinking of User Experience, we often think of a simple, beautiful, and easy to use feature-set …

Product Management

Dropdowns Should be the UI of Last Resort

All too often mobile forms make use of dropdown menus for input when simpler or more appropriate controls would work better. Here's several …

UX Design

UX Design for Passwords and Registration Forms

Image: Mike Licht<p>Forms are a crucial part of the web design in 2015 – particularly since the rise of mobile has forced us to concentrate that much …

UX Triage; What I have learned performing UX Audits around the globe.

After working alongside talented developers in Mumbai, Kiev, Moscow, Bucharest, New York, LA, Nashville, Vegas, & Chattanooga one thing about my …

Cards in Web Design: The Ultimate Guide

Web design is very dynamic. You can always see the web design landscape re-constructed with the emergence of new technologies, techniques, trends, …

4 Invisible User Experiences you Never Knew About

Great Design Is Invisible<p><i>*<br>By Michael Wong<br>Join my</i> <b>private design newsletter</b> <i>for more exclusive content. <br>*</i><p>Great Design is Invisible.<p>Airbnb, Disney World, …

Site Flows vs. User Flows: When to Use Which

Designing the user experience of a website involves more than figuring out what goes on each page. It’s also about figuring out how those pages flow …

5 Types of Usability Tests

Each type addresses different research goals.<p>Don’t confuse the five usability testing types with the interface type or the testing modes.<p>Interface …

UX Design

10 ways to design for the human brain

Joseph Shaffery shares his favorite points from a training session on applying key principles to design for people’s natural thinking processes.The …

Building Project Comet: Evolving Onboarding

As a design-driven Product Manager, working on Project Comet is a surreal experience—the momentum and excitement from the UX/UI community has been …

Why Circular Profile Pictures Accentuate Faces

What shape are your app’s profile pictures? Chances are they’re square. A square isn’t the best shape to use because it makes it hard to visually …

Photography

Golden Rules of User Interface Design

10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design<p>Based upon Ben Shneiderman’s “Designing the User Interface” and Jakob Nielsen’s “Ten Usability …

How To Choose The Best Font For Mobile User Interfaces

Typography certainly plays one of the most important roles in web design-it tries to convey your written content in the easiest possible manner. …

Typography

Design Thinking Shakes Up The Beige World Of Enterprise Software

Supply-chain management software gets sexy. But should it?<p>Farewell’s website has the familiar look and feel of a startup software launch in the mid-2010s: highly saturated, widescreen colors; slick-as-hell typography and animated infographics; a short promotional film that looks like it was …

Engage Users Along Their Journey

There’s a new book out, and the story behind it is all about storytelling. Take a look at this short excerpt from Donna Lichaw:Whether you plan for …

How To Design Empty State Pages for Websites & Mobile Apps

Empty state pages are lesser-known design elements with a significant role in user experience. In its simplest form, empty states are <b>page layouts</b> …

Google rolling out Material Design web-wide

Since 2014, Google has been redesigning its apps and services according to its own Material Design principles. Yesterday it announced on its design …

Material Design

From Airbnb: The Real Value Of UX Research

UX research isn’t about proving users hate carousels; it’s about embracing uncertainty, Airbnb’s Matt Gallivan writes.<p>When you spend your days studying how people use products, your intuition around such things gets pretty well-honed. You start to see patterns and themes. You reach a point where …

Design Research Kit

At Medium, we’re trying out a fortnightly Designer Day, where we get out of the building and work on design-initiated projects. One recent project I …

Boost your design by micro-interactions

How to design details and animations within your app<p><i>Everyday millions of people interact with a smartphone and perform different actions: enter the</i> …

IBM Design Thinking

IBM Design Thinking<p>Im Video A New Approach to Design Thinking wird der noch recht neue Design Thinking Ansatz von IBM vorgestellt. Was aber ist <i>IBM</i> …

Adobe's Experience Design CC for Mac looks to simplify app, Web UX and prototyping

Developed under the name "Project Comet," Adobe on Monday announced an early release version of Experience Design (XD), a mobile app and webpage user …

Prototyping

The Importance of a Customer Experience Management Vision on the Path to Maturity

March 29, 2016 Kate Zimmerman Product Marketing<p>Forrester recently released their updated Customer Experience Management Maturity model. This model …

Customer Experience Statistics You Should Know [Infographic]

A huge goal for innovative businesses in 2016 is improving customer experience. In fact, 91%<br>of organizations said they aspire to be among the …

Customer Experience